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Also known as "Scholarly Articles," "Peer-Reviewed Articles," or "Academic Articles," these are:
  • Written and reviewed by scholars and provide new research, analysis, or information about a specific topic.
  • Usually focused on a narrow subject or a single case study
  • Intended for an academic audience


The following databases are a good place to find information on the field of education


 Unlike journal articles, scholarly books:
  •  Are written on a broader, general subject
  •   May contain a collection of related chapters by different authors
  •   Contain less recent information
Remember: you may only need to read one chapter of a scholarly book!



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Select Education Websites

CT State Department of Education – The Connecticut State Department of Education is the administrative arm of the Connecticut State Board of Education. Through leadership, curriculum, research, planning, evaluation, assessment, data analyses and other assistance, the Department helps to ensure equal opportunity and excellence in education for all Connecticut students.

Educause – A nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

WhatWorks – The What Works Clearinghouse was established in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to provide educators, policymakers, researchers, and the public with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education.

Institute of Education Sciences – This is the statistics, research and evaluation section of the United States Department of Education. It is indicated as non-partisan and independent, providing  scientific evidence to support education policy.

National Science Teaching Association – Founded in 1944, the NSTA is committed to promotion of innovation and the highest qualitative standards for the teaching of STEM education in the U.S.

U.S. Education Data-Collecting Organizations
DataLab | National Center for Education Statistics
School and District Data Tools | National Center for Education Statistics
Higher Education and Adult Education Data
Other National Data Sources

Adapted from CECH Library @ University of Cincinnati